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Heartbreak in the Ring: Roy Jones Jr. Mourns Son DeAndre’s Tragic Suicide


In a devastating turn of events, tragedy has struck the family of boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. as his son, DeAndre, tragically took his own life over the weekend, as reported by TMZ Sports.

At 55 years old, Jones Jr. shared the heartbreaking news in a statement on Monday, expressing the profound loss, “Unfortunately, my son DeAndre took his life on Saturday.” The former world champion further revealed that he had been with DeAndre the night before the tragic incident, highlighting the poignant time spent together, “I’m so thankful that God allowed me to come home Friday night to spend the last night of his life with me and the family.”

Reflecting on the gravity of mental health struggles, Jones Jr. emphasized, “I know a lot of people are going through tough times right now, but nothing is worth taking your own life.” He added, “God gives it and God should be the one to take it away,” underscoring a message of faith and resilience during moments of profound grief.

Acknowledging the outpouring of support from his fans, Jones Jr. expressed gratitude for their solidarity during this challenging period and appealed for privacy as his family navigates through this unimaginable loss.

Renowned as one of the greatest fighters of his era, Roy Jones Jr. etched his name in boxing history as a world champion across multiple weight classes, amassing an impressive record of 66 victories, with 47 of those coming by way of knockout. His legacy in the ring stands as a testament to his skill, dedication, and unwavering spirit as a competitor.

In the wake of this heartbreaking news, the boxing community and fans worldwide join in mourning the loss of DeAndre, offering thoughts of comfort and support to Roy Jones Jr. and his family during this incredibly difficult time.

Written by
Derek Chan


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